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‘Heartwarming generosity’ and ‘comradeship’ make an impact

VFW Post 9951 celebrates Day of Service by serving hungry neighbors and children 

In Bangkok, Thailand, members of VFW Post 9951 witnessed the devastating impact COVID-19 lockdowns had on struggling communities. They acted quickly to lend support in 2020 and have not let up since. For the Post, the inaugural VFW National Day of Service offered an opportunity to continue their good work and generosity.

“VFW Post 9951 has been supporting the Place of Grace food bank for the past two years,” said Post Quartermaster William Stanley. “Lockdowns hit the working poor hard, and the Post sustained a supply of food during this time without external support.”

Although COVID-19 lockdowns have mostly passed, Stanley says people are still struggling because of inflation. As long as such problems persist, the Post will continue supporting the food bank, which serves five Bangkok districts. But that’s not all its members plan to do.

“We recently voted to provide support for an orphanage,” said Stanley. “We intend to buy shoes, clothing and hygiene products for the children.”

Stanley admires the members who make such vital assistance possible.   

“The heartwarming generosity and comradeship of our members sustains our Charity Fund and makes us all proud to be part of the VFW organization,” said Stanley. “We have had a significant impact in a very small corner of the world.”

The VFW is proud to honor the good work and ongoing generosity displayed by members of VFW Post 9951.

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